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December 2019 eNewsletter

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It's the time of year for old classic movies and the messages they deliver. Who will ever forget the poignant statement, "Every time a gift is made to Meaningful Day an angel gets its wings"? (Way to go, Clarence!)

What? Did we get something wrong?

Well, it's true. So start your own tradition with the new (soon to be) classic, It's a Meaningful Life brought to you by generous, caring people we also call angels.


We are so grateful to CNA Surety! They delivered several craft and cooking items that will keep the new Exploration Room busy throughout the year. If you would like a look at our Wish List, click below.





Support DakotAbilities and our Environment


You can support the people of DakotAbilities while making our planet a better place. It's so easy! When shopping at Hy-Vee look for the red reusable bags. Purchase one for $2.50 and $1.00 will be donated to DakotAbilities. Or purchase several bags!. Just follow the instructions on the Giving Tag within 7 days of purchase in order for DakotAbilities to receive the donation.
Since the first bag was sold in October, over 130,696 plastic bags have not been used. This offer is available throughout the year.

Mark Your Calendar

Every year Hy-Vee directs donations to DakotAbilities for one week during Operation Helpful Smiles. Our next week will be

January 8 - 14, 2020

We have a commitment to be active participants in our community. The people we serve volunteer in many ways throughout the year. Most recently they collected food for Feeding South Dakota to help with their mission to end hunger in South Dakota.


Put your IRA to work - for you!

No matter your age, you can arrange for your IRA to help you support causes you care about. For example, you could designate DakotAbilities as a beneficiary for all or a stated percentage of your IRA.
If you are 59 1/2 or older, you can take a distribution and make it a gift from your IRA to DakotAbilities without penalty.
If you are 70 1/2 or older, you can give any amount up to $100,000 from your IRA to DakotAbilities without needing to pay income taxes on the gift.

If you are looking for options with your distribution, speak to your financial advisor to get any transfer completed before December 31.


You are our favorite gift!


Of all the things we wish for the people we provide services to, the very top of our wish list would be that they live in a caring, generous community that encourages inclusion of all people. Every day, you and other DakotAbilities friends, grant us that wish. Your kindness, generosity, and open hearts make them feel welcome where ever they go and encourages them to expand their horizons and make new friends.

Thank you and Merry Christmas!




Working together, we create opportunities and meaningful lives for people with disabilities

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